Media Releases

Our Media Relations Officers are the official spokespersons for the Halton Regional Police Service and act as the primary liaisons between the police service and the news media.

Communications for emergency and major incidents

Whenever feasible, the Halton Regional Police Service will provide information on emergency and major incidents. The information is released through direct notification to media agencies and postings to our website and Twitter account. If necessary, the information will include alert or warning messages and instructions.

The immediate release of information will be dependent on public, victim and officer safety concerns as well as investigative integrity.

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Posted On Friday, September 24, 2021

Alex Olender has been located in good health.Thank you to the public for their assistance in this matter.

The Halton Regional Police Service is seeking the public’s assistance in locating a missing 82-year-old Burlington man.
Alex Olender was last seen on foot on Friday, September 24, 2021, at approximately 10:15 am, in the area of Taylor Crescent and Vallence Drive in Burlington.
Mr. Oldender is vulnerable and police are...


Posted On Friday, September 24, 2021

On September 21, 2021, just before 4:00 pm, Halton Police officers responded to a citizen-initiated complaint in the area of Regional Road 25 and Number 22 Side Road in Halton Hills. As a result of an investigation, Marta Grabowska (38) of Milton was charged with operation while impaired and blood alcohol concentration 80mgs or more, within two hours.
On September 22, 2021, just after 9:00 am, Halton Police officers conducted a traffic stop in the area of the QEW and Third...


Posted On Thursday, September 23, 2021

On Thursday, September 23, 2021, at approximately 10:25 am, the Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) responded to the area of Lower Base Line West and 6 th Line in Milton, for reports of a deceased male being located by a passerby. Officers arrived and located the male just off the roadway. Tragically, the deceased male has been identified as 81-year-old Ignacio Viana, who had been reported missing from Peel region on September 17, 2021.
The HRPS would like...


Posted On Wednesday, September 22, 2021

The Halton Regional Police Service (HRPS) has arrested a male in relation to a sexual assault that occurred at a Burlington elementary school in 1982.
In July, 2021 a former female student at John T. Tuck Elementary School in Burlington, contacted the HRPS to report that she was sexually assaulted by a teacher when she attended the school in 1982.
Michael O’Grady (72) of Burlington, has been charged with:
Indecent Assault to a Female
O’Grady was...


Posted On Tuesday, September 21, 2021

The suspect wanted in connection with a shooting in City of Burlington on September 9, 2021, has been located by police.
David Lavoie (37) of Hamilton, was found deceased on the evening of Monday September 20, 2021, in Burlington.
Police are not searching for any suspects related to his death and it is not deemed suspicious.
Police have identified the suspect wanted in a shooting in the City of Burlington on September 9, 2021.
A warrant...